EAT is permaculture, Earth-based spirituality, organizing and activism with Starhawk and a team of stellar teachers and designers
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Planting the Seeds of Change
With Starhawk and Earth Activists
Earth Activist Training (EAT) can set your life on a new path… or show you how to save the world.
Green solutions are sprouting up around us. Permaculture shows us how to weave them together into systems that can meet human needs and regenerate the natural world.
EAT, begun in 2000 by Starhawk and Penny Livingston-Stark, is practical Earth-healing with a magical base of ritual and nature awareness, integrating mind and heart, with lots of hands-on practice and plenty of time to laugh.
Permaculture has many tools to address the problems of climate change and environmental degradation, and our courses focus on solutions and positive approaches to the grave problems which confront us today.
We believe learning should be interactive, participatory and experiential, so our courses include many hands-on projects, games, songs, exercises, discussions, and rituals as well as classroom time.
EAT has a special interest in what is now being called Social Permaculture – the application of ecological principles to designing beneficial human relations.
EAT teachers are deeply involved in organizing around climate change, anti-racism, and social justice as well as environmental issues. We work with the Black Permaculture Network, and co-wrote the solidarity statement that is on their website.
We were instrumental in organizing the Permaculture Climate Change Solutions group with an international scope. EAT grads have worked in Brazil, Africa, Palestine, Israel, Mexico, Jamaica, India, Thailand, Spain, France, England, Australia, and all over the U.S. and Canada.
We have a commitment to share these skills and tools with the communities most impacted by injustice.
Permaculture Design Certification
Our two-week intensives are Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses, offering the basic, internationally-recognized 72-hour permaculture curriculum with an additional focus on social permaculture, organizing tools, and spirit.
We also offer training in Social Permaculture and Facilitation, mentoring for teachers and designers, and consult with community groups.
EAT intensives are offered several times each year, in varied bioregions. For dates and info, visit our website.
EAT’s Mission Statement
To bring the knowledge and resources of regenerative ecological design to communities with the greatest needs and fewest resources.
To teach visionary and practical solutions and personal sustainability to social change activists, and to teach practical skills, organizing, and activism to visionaries.
To cross-pollinate the political, environmental, and spiritual movements that seek peace, justice, and resilience.
Phone: (800) 381-7940
Photo: Planting seedlings with intention, magic, and micorrhizal fungi. Teen EAT mini-intensive, 2015. Photo by Luke Hauser/DirectAction.org